"Have a great number of threads been interwoven in this lecture? Which thread should I pull on to find the end in my hand? There is the thread that connects the moon, Leopardi, Newton, gravitation and levitation. There is the thread of Lucretius, atomism, Cavalcanti's philosophy of love, Renaissance magic, Cyrano. Then there is the thread of writing as a metaphor of the powder-fine substance of the world. For Lucretius, letters were atoms in contiual motion, creating the most diverse words and sounds by means of their permutations."  (Six Memos for the Next Millenium, Italo Calvino)

1 comment:

Margie said...

Perfect title, delight as that is just what you are!

Always love reading you!

Margie xx